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Marc Owen Jones is an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University, where he lectures and researches on digital repression and informational control strategies. His recent work has focused on social media disinformation and harassment in the Middle East, but he has written on media and informational controls, revolutionary cultural production, digital misogyny, and digital propaganda. He completed his PhD in Government and International Affairs at Durham University, which won the 2016 best thesis award from AGAPS (MESA). Among his various publications are two monographs, ‘Political Repression in Bahrain’, publish by Cambridge University, Press (2020), and ‘Disinformation and Deception in the Middle East’ with published Hurst Books and Oxford University Press (2022). Jones is also a non-resident fellow at Democracy for the Middle East now and the Middle East Council for Global Affairs.

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The Future of Digital Citizenship in Qatar : a Socio-Technical Framework


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